I’ve written quite a bit about how much we love our home town, Naperville. The community, the downtown area, the family-friendly activities — it’s all wonderful. But now it appears there’s another reason for me to love Naperville: it’s a tech haven. Who knew?!
Consider that in last week’s Naperville Sun there was a feature story about Naperville residents who maintain their own blogs. Of the three residents interviewed, one was my friend Hiram Wurf, who started the site for his County Board run and is considering another run next year. In the meantime, his commentary on local politics is among the best in the state.
Then today comes a front-page business story in the same Naperville Sun that one of the most-listened to podcasts on the net is CronCast, a husband-and-wife team from Naperville who talk about life as parents in the burbs. (Kudos are in order, as it appears that they had their second baby yesterday! March 7 is a good birthday.) It’s a great show, this is definitely a couple I want to meet. (And the husband of the twosome, Kris Smith, has opened PaleGroove Studios, a podcast production company that will do custom podcasting solutions for a fee. Very cool!)
Don’t forget that another great Naperville podcast is lawyer Evan Brown’s Internet Cases.
And I just set up the software last night, I’ll be adding my voice to the net waves soon… it finally dawned on me that this was the answer for a wanna-be DJ (I was a DJ in college in law school). Stay tuned… (And be afriad. Be very afraid.)